Asterix and the Secret Weapon: Album #29
(Spoiler warning here.)
Produced in 1991, one of Asterix's adventures involved feminism, which is obviously not well-received in Albert Uderzo's book by most fans. But it HAS to be read carefully to appreciate the author's well-meaning message behind this outwardly unsettling story, however.
After the village's bard was kicked out of school by the local women (out of fear he would teach bad music to kids), a female bard named Bravura is invited to become the new village teacher - MUCH to the hostile disapproval of most men, of course. (Ironically, if Vitalstatistix and Getafix haven't mentioned that they're just FINE with equality between men and women, it would probably be considered an OUTRIGHT sexist statement.)
Naturally, the menfolk see the young female newcomer as a threat because she has decided to "liberate" the women of village from their traditional gender roles (ok, cleaning, looking after kids, cooking up huge roast boars for their barbarian husbands to messily devour, etc.) Not only that; Bravura also treated Asterix - the legendary hero of the village - in a very condescending way. So Asterix did a very surprising thing - by giving her a black eye!
Needless to say, this causes a great rift between the women and their menfolk, who angrily stormed out of their homes and the village altogether. But, the hidden message of the whole story is that men and women of that tiny, lone unconquered Gaulish village still LOVE each other very much and that the men also follow a very special code that they would NEVER hurt a woman, ever. Especially since these men are a band of ancient barbaric warriors who are VERY easily prone to extreme violence as shown in many of the Asterix books.
That is how Julius Caesar, the so-called "villain" of the great Asterix saga, decided to take advantage of the Gaulish "chivalry" - by sending an army of youthful, leggy girls built like Barbie dolls dressed as Roman soldiers to conquer that one last village in ancient Gaul. Ironically, the young feminist wanted PEACE, not war, so - she helped send the girls home without a single broken fingernail (personally, I would have liked to see the Gaulish women beat the stuffing out of all those pretty young things!)
Naturally, though the female soldiers initially showed potential in their fighting prowess, they still acted like stereotypical cartoon caricatures (like being afraid of bugs and loving to shop til you drop, for instance.) After all, the whole Asterix series were never politically correct to begin with (just look at these HUGE red mouths on the poor black characters, for instance!), though there are still indeed a few very prominent female characters, like the famous Queen Cleopatra, who commands immediate attention at the single snap of her fingers.
Oh, and it's also beautifully drawn as usual.